“Y Grito” by Angélica Garcia

NYC-based pop auteur Angélica Garcia’s signing to Partisan Records is announced today with the premiere of two entwined tracks,“Y Grito” + “El Que.” The tracks arrive as a double video, directed by *UNCANNY (BROCKHAMPTON, Danger Mouse, Black Thought) and filmed in London — the two videos open the floodgates for Angélica with a refreshingly universal rhythmic set of songs where heritage snaps into focus in both lyric and disparate sound.

The twin tracks offer battle-hardened mirror images of the same difficult and at times terrifying work of healing, with Angélica summoning reinforcements from another realm with the intensity of an exorcism. In fact, Angélica’s vocal performance took such an emotional and spiritual toll that she couldn’t sing for two days after recording. These themes are reflected in the visuals for the singles, too, wherein “Y Grito” represents a battle of the physical while “El Que” represents a battle of the mind.

It’s clear Angélica has discovered and tapped into a fresh pop perspective, creating music that is searing and borderless, free of cultural confinement and challenging the notion that singing in English is a prerequisite for creating American music.

Stream the double single HERE.


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